(Today) ESPN issued an apology on Tuesday to the girlfriend of Alabama quarterback A.J. McCarron for fawning comments made by broadcaster Brent Musberger, but Katherine Webb said Wednesday on TODAY that she had no issue with his compliments.
Webb, 23, became an online sensation after Musberger and color analyst Kirk Herbstreit gushed over the brunette beauty’s good looks when she was shown in the stands during Alabama’s Monday’s BCS championship game with Notre Dame. On Tuesday afternoon, ESPN Vice President of Communications Mike Soltys tweeted that the “commentary went too far and Brent understands that.” Alabama defeated Notre Dame, 42-14.
“I think the media has been really unfair to (Musberger),” Webb told Matt Lauer. “If he would’ve said something along the line that we were hot or sexy or made any derogatory statements like that, I think that would’ve been a little bit different, but the fact that he said that we were beautiful and gorgeous, I don’t see why any woman wouldn’t be flattered by that.”